…from the Washington Submit
[ Editor’s Note: I was happy to finally see an international conversation on NATO begin, as its own in house PR people have pretty much controlled its image, with the US holding an invisible veto in some regards due to Americans carrying most of the financial load.
With the US financially stressed now with the post Covid supply chain shortages inflation bump, where Ford lost $3 billion in the last quater, someone, some entity, thought they would light the match in Ukraine that could burn the world economy down even more.
The poorest nations took huge economic hits in 2020 and 21 due to the Covid disruptions with no end in sight. And now Shang Hai’s Covid lockdown extension is pouring fuel on that inflation fire as so much is bottlenecked in it’s port.
So while everybody is trying to get their post Covid economies back to normal what dark horse have they decided to jump on to make matters even worse?
Someone waived the race track flag that it was time to have a war with Russia in Ukraine with the huge destabalization that will go with that, when leaving Ukraine as a neutral buffer would clearly have been better for the world. But some powerfu entities did not want that.
Are we on the way to a possible WWWIII? We possibly could be but does anyone doubt what an additional disaster that would be?
Old Joe is trying to ram $33 billion into Ukraine and I don’t remember any hearings on how negative that could be to rebuilding the country other than boosing our war machine. All I see its a creaky rail road bridge ahead and the engineer is saying “full steam ahead”.
I fear we are all going to get hurt really bad here, the kind of hurt it could take a generation to get over. As for any groundswell resistance to the insanity I see very little.
But the must amazing failure in all of this craziness is the fake Ukraine negotiations that in hindsight were used to pump more weapons and supplies into Ukraine to increase the destuction. I fear that was a huge mistake … Jim W. Dean ]
First printed … April 29, 2022
The vote underscores the Republican Social gathering’s outstanding drift away from NATO lately, as positions as soon as thought of a part of a libertarian fringe have turn into doctrine for a rising portion of the get together.
The isolationist posture of some Republicans is in keeping with the “America First” ethos of Trump, the GOP’s de facto chief, who has lengthy railed in opposition to NATO.
Final week, talking at a Heritage Basis occasion in Florida, Trump implied that as president he had threatened to not defend NATO allies from Russian assaults as a negotiating tactic to stress them to contribute extra money towards the group’s shared protection.
…Disagreements have damaged out amongst member nations over the erosion of democracy inside the alliance, with criticism directed specifically at Turkey, Hungary and Poland.
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